Ipswich's best recognised at awards

IPSWICH'S best new buildings and restoration projects have been commended in an annual awards ceremony.

IPSWICH'S best new buildings and restoration projects have been commended in an annual awards ceremony.

A panel of judges from the Ipswich Society selected a number of buildings and projects for recognition including the University Campus Building on the town's Waterfront.

Chairman of the judging panel Dr. Chris Wiltshire, said: “The Society aims to promote excellence in the built environment and the judging panel of architects, planners, surveyors and engineers looks for buildings which, besides showing good design and workmanship, also fit well into their surroundings and have something special to offer - the “wow” factor.

“With so much new building going on in the town, Ipswich deserves the best. The Ipswich Society continues to push for excellence.”

The Reg Driver Visitor Centre, in Christchurch Park, received a high commendation. The restoration of St Peter's Church and The Wolsey Apartments in College Street were also awarded.

The Mayor of Ipswich, David Hale presented certificates at ceremony in St Peter's Church.